Go Back   Corvette Forum > C6 Corvette, 2005 - 2013 > C6 Z06 Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C6 Z06 Discussion
General Z06 Corvette Discussion, LS7 Corvette Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Suspension Setup for Street or Track Sponsored by
PFYC

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
Dubai_Z06
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2006
Default motortrend Z07 Drag race Staged!!

As the title says ..what do u guys think ?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDP7Pty8Qnw


The start of the race @2:14 was totally different race from the one @ 2:20 u will notice different cars ahead.. between the two clips "both clips showed the start of the race " also the Z showed huge burnout from top view clip .. but nothing from the side view clip were it got grip obviously !
Dubai_Z06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
niteriderc5
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2004
Default

11.9 1/4 sounds right - I have noticed early Z06 models recorded better times - must be all that leather and suede:p

the video was probably spliced together - you really think they staged 11 cars to race only once...Most likly multiple races many camera angles - Final edit is a mix of multiple races...simple as that
niteriderc5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 02:41 PM   #3
Unreal
CF Senior Member
 
Unreal's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Location: Gilbert AZ
Send a message via AIM to Unreal
Default

Like niteriderc5 said, I'm sure they just rerun stuff to get new camera angles and different shots. All professional car shows/videos do that. If your saying the times are rigged, I seriously doubt it.
Unreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
Bigzaj
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2006
Default

Quote:
Then there was the Corvette's perennial Achilles' heel -- those damn seats! Lago noted that with this 'Vette, the ultra-gumballs help highlight just how inferior the seats are. Justin Bell gave me 30 laps around Laguna Seca as a passenger, and there were two of them where my (thankfully) helmeted head repeatedly banged against the window. If you have trouble reading between the lines, those two laps were in the Z06. Justin, who won Le Mans at the wheel of a Corvette, commented that he just couldn't believe a car with such tremendous levels of performance would let the occupants get tossed around in such a ridiculous manner.

At one point Bell (almost) missed a 2-3 upshift because he couldn't reach! Justin, who stands about 6 feet tall, had been hurled against the door and had to fight more than his own body weight (the Z06 pulls wacky g's) to sit up straight and push the industrial-strength shifter up and away. To reiterate, the Corvette Z06 had the worst seats of the bunch, by a flying mile. While fast around the figure eight, poor Kim had to hang on for dear life. "It wasn't pleasant," commented Mr. Reynolds. Anyhow, same old Corvette story. And you can't be the Best Driver's Car if your driver struggles.
Ouch.
Bigzaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
Dubai_Z06
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2006
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unreal View Post
Like niteriderc5 said, I'm sure they just rerun stuff to get new camera angles and different shots. All professional car shows/videos do that. If your saying the times are rigged, I seriously doubt it.

Hmm but still with the first run the Z would have done much better time since its on cups not the f1 run crap ..this is 1/4 mile its all about the initial launch ..
Dubai_Z06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 03:35 PM   #6
Dubai_Z06
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2006
Default

Is it possible that a Z06 with better suspension ,LC and semi sliks tires would get slower times than the typical Z 11.2-11.7 !?
Dubai_Z06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 03:35 PM   #7
Turbooo2u
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Sep 2004
Location: Providence RI
Default

They always complain about the seats. If your not fat, the seats are fine for the street and track.
Turbooo2u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 03:43 PM   #8
whatcop?
CF Senior Member
 
whatcop?'s Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2009
Location: Daytona Beach/ Atlanta---- Good Ol' Florida Boy
Peter Nakhla
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbooo2u View Post
They always complain about the seats. If your not fat, the seats are fine for the street and track.
Man I'm skinny at 6'2 and 175lbs and I hate our seats. I had a bruise on my left knee from having to brace myself against the door arm through right hand turns at the track.
whatcop? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 04:12 PM   #9
erichg1000
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2011
Location: Golden CO
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbooo2u View Post
They always complain about the seats. If your not fat, the seats are fine for the street and track.
I have no idea what you're talking about I'm very not fat and find the seats to be awful. But I knew that before I bought it and that didn't change my mind. We need mitsubishi evo seats!
erichg1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 04:24 PM   #10
Zoxxo
CF Senior Member
 
Zoxxo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2006
Location: San Jose California
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbooo2u View Post
They always complain about the seats. If your not fat, the seats are fine for the street and track.
Yeah, Justin Bell is definitely a fat guy

If they always complain about the seats, just maybe there's something to it.

If I could bolt in a set of decent Recaros (GM seems to think they are worthy of the CTSV) stock seats would be history in a quick second.

Once you've had good performance seats, you can't go back (at least not happily.)

Z//
Zoxxo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 04:30 PM   #11
Garrett W
CF Senior Member
 
Garrett W's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2006
Location: Oceanside, Ca California
Default

Cool video. I thought the GT3 looked sick and would have done better. I thought they should have done a lap with these cars and the results would have been much different
Garrett W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 04:35 PM   #12
Stingray23
CF Senior Member
 
Stingray23's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2006
Default

For anything other then cruising, the seats do suck. The Corvette team needs to address this for the C7. I dont care for the elderly, cruising type. They are whats been keeping us back.
Stingray23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 04:49 PM   #13
cyi1
CF Senior Member
 
cyi1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2009
Location: Atlanta GA
Default

My friend shared that link on his facebook because he loves any video where the GTR comes out on top. But my response/comment every time is just a link -

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.ph...ew_normal_site

Lol

Anyone see the new LFA lap time of 7:14 in the "nurburgring edition"? Pretty sick
cyi1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 05:06 PM   #14
Unreal
CF Senior Member
 
Unreal's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Location: Gilbert AZ
Send a message via AIM to Unreal
Default

Of course a z06 can run an 11.9. Saying they run 11.2-11.7 doesn't mean much. Best I've seen a stock one do here is 12.7s. Elevation, D/A, weather, track surface, etc. An airport isn't a prepped track surface. It could have been 100+ degrees out with the car pulling 5+ degrees of timing. Who knows?
Unreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 05:23 PM   #15
carlsbad
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2007
Location: west hartford ct
Default

This is why i belive the Z06 should of gotten a HP increase, at least 30HP. 505 HP is just not cutiing it anymore, every body else, even the R8 got an increase, while the z06 stayed at 505. SMH!

Last edited by carlsbad; 09-12-2011 at 05:45 PM.
carlsbad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 05:43 PM   #16
TARANTULA
CF Senior Member
 
TARANTULA's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2009
Location: Wellington FL
Default

Traction killed the Z look at the video again. I think the car spun first gear until 60 mhp
TARANTULA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 05:54 PM   #17
soulcoaxing
Acct suspended by request 21 Sept 2011
 
Member Since: Oct 2010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stingray23 View Post
For anything other then cruising, the seats do suck. The Corvette team needs to address this for the C7. I dont care for the elderly, cruising type. They are whats been keeping us back.
Perhaps, and every opinion should count.

So, here's my opinion. If it were not for the 50s and older group, GM would not sell enough Z06s or ZR1s to continue making them, or they would be $150k each. Can't think of too many people that can challenge that assumption with facts.

As for the seats, they can be upgraded just as all other things can. It's been said a million times before, but the Z06 is an amazing car for the $84k you can buy them for new - now, anyway. Few cars can come close in all categories: price, performance, style, features and gas mileage. Each time I go to a car show, and each time I read the articles and specifications on other performance cars, I always end up appreciating my new 2011 Z06, with Z07 and Carbon option even more - $85k plus tax and license.

To whine about the nav or the seats, or the this or that, will only result in an increase in price, so you pay them now, or pay them later for the upgrades - but upgrades are never free. The advantage to upgrading to custom seats is the benefit of choice. Whereas, if GM supplied special seats at $1k or more per car - still, not everyone would like them.

Last edited by soulcoaxing; 09-12-2011 at 06:22 PM.
soulcoaxing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 08:44 PM   #18
Garrett W
CF Senior Member
 
Garrett W's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2006
Location: Oceanside, Ca California
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whatcop? View Post
Man I'm skinny at 6'2 and 175lbs and I hate our seats. I had a bruise on my left knee from having to brace myself against the door arm through right hand turns at the track.
Haha that is so funny. I wedge my left leg against the speaker for right turns and it cuts my knee up. And on left turns, i wedge my right leg right below the center console bezel, and the 3LZ stitching cuts my right knee up. It is painful driving these Z's...
Garrett W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #19
kp1a
CF Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2010
Location: Pennington NJ
Default

The drag was nice and all but did anyone read the whole article? This is my favorite quote...
"Let's get this out of the way right now: The Z06 decimated the competition around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The devilish Chevrolet, which showed up with 666 miles on the odometer, was more than a second faster around the track than the second-place Ferrari 458 Italia, and faster still than every other contender. No car was even close to the time laid down by the LS7-engined monster, despite the fact that the Fezza, the Lexus, the Audi, the Mercedes, and the Nissan all packed more horsepower."

The link to the whole article..
http://www.motortrend.com/features/p...r/viewall.html
kp1a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 10:37 PM   #20
PureSwank
CF Senior Member
 
PureSwank's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2008
Location: Texas Texas
IIII_II_IIII_I-1
Default

I saw that coming. I didn't even have to watch the video. Right of the bat i knew a awd was going to take it. It's not even fair. lol
PureSwank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C6 Corvette, 2005 - 2013 > C6 Z06 Discussion
Reload this Page motortrend Z07 Drag race Staged!!
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY - Diff Fluid Change *Z06 Specific* Dreamin C6 Z06 Discussion 81 09-02-2014 02:10 AM
hispanic sues ems for saving his life texvette2 Politics, Religion & Controversy 17 03-13-2014 09:39 PM
Tranny line popped loose at the drag strip last night YELW 06 Z51 C6 Tech/Performance 7 07-09-2013 12:13 PM
How to tell an original front clip from a jig fitted replacement? hotrodtohell68 C1 & C2 Corvettes 12 06-26-2013 05:10 PM
Spark plug wire orientation #2 & #4 wires Redbird C1 & C2 Corvettes 2 03-13-2011 05:22 PM


Tags
c6, cars, cost, drag, forum, httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvudp7pty8qnw, laguna, motor, race, seca, trend, wiki, z06, z07, zo7


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 PM.


Emails & Password Backup